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Amazon lands Lionsgate output for India

Amazon India has secured a raft of exclusive TV and movie content after inking a programming deal with Lionsgate. The streaming service will features from get the independent US studio including La La Land and series including Nashville (pictured) for its Prime SVOD service. Other titles that will come to Prime as part of the […]

Discovery, Lionsgate get closer, team for drama

Discovery is pushing further into drama with The Suck, a ten-part Vietnam war series being produced by Lionsgate. The deal comes after Discovery and Liberty invested in the US independent studio, and as Lionsgate boss Jon Feltheimer told investors the company is growing its strategic relationship with Discovery. The Suck will go out on Discovery […]

NATPE: Tandem sets up Miami drama

StudioCanal prodco Tandem is setting up Deep City, a new Miami-based drama series with Nashville scribe and director Callie Khouri, music producer T Bone Burnett, and 24‘s Juan Carlos Coto all attached. Munich-based Tandem announced the project, which hails from 24 and From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series scribe Coto, at NATPE Miami, which began yesterday. […]

SoHo dropped as Foxtel encourages Binge viewing

Australian pay giant Foxtel is moving premium programming currently on its SoHo drama channel to its Showcase network, while launching a channel targeted at binge viewers. As of October 1, Binge will replace SoHo on the EPG offering curated seasons of shows such as Arrow (pictured), The Flash, Supergirl, Pretty Little Liars, Empire, Californication and […]

CMT and Hulu save Nashville

CMT has stepped in to rescue cancelled US series Nashville, teaming with Hulu to order a new season of the country music drama. The show ran to four seasons on ABC, but the broadcast net cancelled it earlier this year. Viacom net CMT (Country Music Television) has now greenlit a fifth season of the show, […]

Supergirl flies to CW as Agent Carter crashes

The US networks are well underway in building their next generation of scripted shows, with CBS moving Supergirl to The CW and ABC cancelling a number of shows, including Marvel’s Agent Carter. Almost every network has made early pick-ups in the past few days, with Supergirl moving channels amid flagging ratings on CBS among the […]

NBC poaches Lionsgate drama exec

US broadcast network NBC has poached Cara Dellaverson from Lionsgate Entertainment to become its senior VP, drama development. At Lionsgate, she was SVP, television development and currently programming, overseeing the launch of ABC’s Nashville and Netflix’s Orange is the New Black (pictured). At NBC, she will report to executive VP, drama development Pearlena Igbokwe. The […]

ABC revives Muppets, okays Rhimes drama

ABC kicked off the 2015-16 Upfronts week by ordering six dramas and three comedies, including a Muppets revival. The network also renewed 22 primetime series, and cancelled four others. The Muppets show is being billed as an aged-up documentary-style series in which the puppet characters’ lives are explored in detail. The comedy comes from Bill […]

Regal ambitions

Royalty is in vogue. Ahead of the launch of Lionsgate’s series The Royals, TBI speaks with the studio’s TV boss Kevin Beggs, and looks at the other regal offerings in the market. E! is best known for its glossy entertainment programming and awards show coverage, but like many US cable channels last year took the […]

Lionsgate, e-commerce giant create China streaming service

US media group Lionsgate has linked with Chinese e-commerce behemoth Alibaba Group to launch a subscription streaming service. Lionsgate Entertainment World (LGEW) will be an SVOD service for the lucrative mainland China market available through Alibaba’s latest generation set-top boxes. Lionsgate and Alibaba will jointly operate LGEW, which will offer Lionsgate shows such as upcoming […]